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Tunisia: private investment in agriculture and fisheries up 2.8%

Private investment in agriculture and fisheries approved by the Agency for the promotion of Agricultural Investment (APIA) have increased by 2.8%, reaching 480.9 MTD to the end of November 2015 against 467,6 Mad in 2014.
This was indicated by Abderrahmane Shaafa’i, CEO of the agency in an interview with daily “Achourouk” in Wednesday, January 6 edition.
He added in this context that investment in the integrated primary processing sector rose during the 11 months of 2015 to 40.5MTD at the end of November from 8.2MTD in 2014.
Similarly, the fishing industry has seen an increase in investment by 22.8% from 24.6 MTD in the first eleven months of 2014 to 30.2 MTD in 2015.
Regarding investment of foreign shareholding companies, the official mentioned the approval of 11 investment operations of about 14.2 MTD. These operations will allow the creation of 226 job positions, he said.
The upward trend has also concerned the investment made by young entrepreneurs, which have reached 24 MTD.



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